I was losing my faith because nothing about the way it was practiced most places seemed authentic or believable. The founder of the Legionaries was a horrific monster, but many of the people drawn to their ranks were salt-of-the-earth Catholics attracted to the same superficial orthodoxy that I was. I think what the current fight over the SSPX actually reveals, in part, is the problematic nature of most Catholic commentators. The SSPX statement distinguishes the two types of vaccines in development: mRNA/synthetic vaccines, and vaccines derived from aborted fetal stem cells: The Pfizer / Biontech trial which yesterday showed 95% efficacy, and the Moderna vaccine which reported 94% efficacy, are developed using methods to create a synthetic molecule made in a lab. Let all that has been hidden in darkness come into the light. We need this evil cleansed from every corner of the Church. 3 years ago The Huffington Riposte. Malachi Martin who died in 1999 wrote that for some unknown reason God is allowing all of this to happen. Believe me, I know the temptation. And to make matters worse, our pope has personally protected clerical abusers while paying lip-service to a “zero tolerance” policy. Church Militant released excerpts, and they appeared damning — indicative of information being withheld. That doesn’t mean that none of what they’re reporting about him is true. In Italy, at least 109 priests have died since the pandemic began. I was done with folk groups and Communion in the hand and a sanctuary full of lay Eucharistic ministers. The question we should ask in the interim is whether, when all is said and done, we want to see the Society reformed or destroyed. There are good and holy people and priests within and outside of the society who have been and still stand ready to help and make things right. Worth noting here is the obligation for conscientious objection, even where the use of fetal cell-derived vaccines is used licitly for reasons of prudence, taken from the Vatican’s own 2005 instruction on the issue: It is up to the faithful and citizens of upright conscience (fathers of families, doctors, etc.) How many people who only went to Mass irregularly before will not go at all now that even that habitual practice has been broken? He received his BA in Communications and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2001. Like any other group, both good and bad co-exist there. There appears to be an almost gleeful excitement about the prospect of uncovering sordid, horrible crimes. Have we really considered how much we may have taken for granted? It isn’t anything new. Latin Mass Societies at Large Universities? By Steve Skojec, One-Peter Five, November 20, 2020. Here’s the thing: there is some truth to the idea that the small self-selected subset of Catholics who’ve made an effort to live a more challenging and orthodox version of their faith are probably less likely to have these problems than in places where Church teaching and discipline are casually disregarded. But for those with a compelling reason to take the vaccine, or who must take one as a requirement of their employment, these ethical considerations will need to be taken into account. It’s tense, awkward, and uncomfortable. The moral reason is that the duty to avoid passive material cooperation is not obligatory if there is grave inconvenience. This mRNA is delivered to the body’s cells, where our own cells turn it into a tiny portion of one of the virus’s proteins, our immune cells attack it, and allow the body to learn to defend against it – providing immunity. A few paragraphs in, the SSPX is described as “a controversial society of Catholic priests, proving itself no different from scores of other dioceses it looks down on — all while draping itself in the pomp of traditional Catholicism, covering over a network of lies, spanning continents[. First, because I know that false accusations happen. Who will replace them? Who will offer the Holy Sacrifice at their now-priestless parishes when public Masses are allowed to resume? It’s 2020, and right now, the Catholic Church looks like a giant dumpster fire. He's abusive, irrational, narcissistic and histronic. Just because I object to the way this story has been handled so far does not make me a “pedo-enabler.” Nor does it mean I think Church Militant’s investigation is without value. By Steve Skojec. In fact, the most effective drug treatments of the virus, Remdesivir and Regeneron, which helped President Donald Trump’s recovery from the Coronavirus, were also developed using fetal cells. We are becoming habituated to serious disappointment in our fellow man, not just in the secular world, but among our fellow Catholics — laity and clergy alike. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Crisis Magazine, EWTN, Huffington Post Live, The Fox News Channel, Foreign Policy, and the BBC. It feels as though they’re all being included in these smears. We are all subject to concupiscence and sin, and even the perversities that lead to the abuse of children and vulnerable adults are possible anywhere. How much revenue has the Church lost during the pandemic? I don’t want my CM frustrations to make me unduly trust the SSPX’s side, but the SSPX certainly comes off as the more level-headed one.”. “There is no option but total transparency,” Vogel told me. Atari 3 years ago LONG-SKIRTS. Restoring Catholic Tradition. Third, because those faithful attached to the Society are going to struggle to believe even the most balanced reporting at this point. Even the title — “SSPX — Sympathetic to Perverts” — was incendiary. Both came from Catholic homes. We had a couple of brief interactions since the story broke, and I told him I’d pray for him and encouraged him to be as forthcoming as possible. I want to feel confident that whoever is leading the charge on something this damning cares more about the truth than settling scores. Not a few have wondered out loud if it may be a prelude to exactly that. Good luck putting your good name back together if you wind up subjected to them. The youngest priest who died in Italy was only in his 40s. This is particularly true in the case of vaccination against German measles. Steve Skojec Searches The Intellectual Dark Web And Finds And Falls In Love With LUDWIG VON MISES Wow! And then, suddenly, the coronavirus pandemic swept through the world, and things got even more intense. But then, just as this latest debate looked as if it was finally about about to die down, Church Militant — with its well known history of anti-SSPX bias — threw gas on the fire. The initial SSPX response included jabs of its own, including a charge of “yellow journalism,” a “tabloid,” and “not a serious journalistic enterprise.” But the SSPX also promised “full transparency” and “detailed responses to every allegation.” It’s begun providing those here but has a long way yet to go. (Btw, I love listening to Holy Steve talk about himself on podcasts. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he earned a BA in Communications and Theology. Did Anti-Catholic Jack Chick Ruin Halloween? Jassy Jacas, one of the young women who brought some of the allegations to light in a Facebook post back in January, recognized the distinction even as she addressed her concerns: Now I would like to be clear and say that there are so many good, holy, and manly priests within the SSPX who I love and pray for daily. In the past six weeks, over 200,000 deaths around the world were attributed to a virus we still don’t know how to properly fight. Secrecy and lies cannot be tolerated. For many readers of this website, the battle is nothing new — it’s been going on for decades. Here’s a piece detailing the conflict from way back in 2015. As regards the diseases against which there are no alternative vaccines which are available and ethically acceptable, it is right to abstain from using these vaccines if it can be done without causing children, and indirectly the population as a whole, to undergo significant risks to their health. Between Christ the King and “We Have No King But Caesar”, The Immaculate Conception: Mother of God, Mother of Men. mRNA vaccines, since they are synthetic, are quicker to develop – hence the rapid roll-out of vaccines that normally would take much longer. The SSPX does not deny that there have been serious and tragic individual cases of abuse committed by a discrete number of clergy and employees. Arguments will no doubt be made, on prudential basis, as to whether the reason for taking a vaccine is sufficiently proportionate, and much of that argumentation will be rooted in debates over the true severity and lethality of COVID-19, which is still very much in dispute. However, if the latter are exposed to considerable dangers to their health, vaccines with moral problems pertaining to them may also be used on a temporary basis. Are the faithful banding together in this difficult time, or have we spent the past couple months tearing each other apart? They should take recourse, if necessary, to the use of conscientious objection with regard to the use of vaccines produced by means of cell lines of aborted human foetal origin. But let’s also remember that none of this comes without a cost. But the infamous lines for confession at every traditional parish tell the rest of the story: we are not excluded from consequences of a fallen nature. ... SSPX, by definition of their Apostolate, is that - Catholic. Before I was married, I dated two different young women who I later found out had been abused, not by priests, but by family members. By Steve Skojec, One-Peter Five, November 20, 2020. 11/17/2020 at 9:58 PM Posted by Kevin Edward White. He is the Founding Publisher and Executive Director of OnePeterFive.com. I’m grateful to the Society for putting the matter before us again in a clear and understandable way. As someone said to me on Twitter today, “I’m very displeased w/ CM for making a group under scrutiny for *sexual abuse cover-up* more sympathetic just by how vindictive CM is acting.

Please visit, SHOUT OUTS: A huge “shout out” to all 1,692 of you who wrote amazing. Furthermore, on a cultural level, the use of such vaccines contributes in the creation of a generalized social consensus to the operation of the pharmaceutical industries which produce them in an immoral way. Steve Skojec is the Founding Publisher and Executive Director of OnePeterFive.com. criminal investigations are increasing! Spoken like a true protestant. SSPX priest celebrates extraordinary form Mass at St. Peter's in Rome ... Steve Skojec. It’s not my intent to try to adjudicate such claims here (or in the comment box). So these people intentionally keep things in limbo and leave us to squabble over what only they can put right. Sooner rather than later. That was quick! BY STEVE SKOJEC ON SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 1P5 BLOG. 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None of us is immune to this behavior, or at the very least, the temptation to engage in it. Why didn't they just look it up? Steve Skojec, over at OnePeterFive, upon reading these words, makes a very good observation: Mullarkey’s is only the latest thrust in a battle that has been going on for the better part of the Francis papacy. Among them, two in particular stand out – Steve Skojec of 1Peter5 and Michael Matt of the Remnant. We’ve never met in person, but we’ve talked on the phone at length on multiple occasions, and my impression is that he is a man of character who cares deeply about doing the right thing. How does it get us closer to the truth? Bishop Schneider pleads for fairness in SSPX sexual abuse accusations By Bishop Athanasius Schneider December 3, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Recently, ... Steve Skojec is a fan of a drug addict White Nationalist Jordan Peterson. Steve Skojec is the Founding Publisher and Executive Director of OnePeterFive.com. His passions include writing, photography, social media, and an avid appreciation of science fiction. Check your inbox or spam folder now to confirm your subscription. Other promising vaccine candidates, including those from Oxford have been derived using fetal cells. The report (the transcript of which has been taken offline by CM, see PDF here) was extensive but, sadly, full of editorializing comments. Please help us to meet our expenses by donating today! What made them appealing was that very authenticity. golden-wigged voris: the scientology cult of sspx are telling those trying to escape to divorce their spouses! - "For We in Prison Sit Sorrowing, Hoping For the Sun". Let’s all pray for each other as we struggle to keep our heads above the tide. 8 Sep. Thread: Someone mentioned to me last week that there is an impression I've been defending the SSPX on abuse charges. Nobody seems to know with any real certitude why Voris and the larger Church Militant apparatus has such an axe to grind with the Society in particular, but the animosity the organization has for the Society is well known to the point of being clichéd. For their sake, at the very least, these ethical/moral considerations are important. Steve Skojec @SteveSkojec. But it is, in my view, imperative that investigative journalism of alleged sex abuse be a serious fact-finding mission, not the pursuit of gratuitous satisfaction of a personal vendetta. There is a need for delicacy at this stage of the investigation. Steve and his wife Jamie have seven children. Catholic News Agency, the National Catholic Register, Catholic World Report, even Crux News all come to mind, as do individual journalists like Phil Lawler and George Neumayr. These are the same, or similar to, the cells used in the development of other vaccines, such as the Rubella vaccine, as well as clinical treatments of various sorts. Therefore, doctors and fathers of families have a duty to take recourse to alternative vaccines (if they exist), putting pressure on the political authorities and health systems so that other vaccines without moral problems become available. Here are a handful of sentences that stood out as gratuitous as I read through it: Notice that twice, he weaponizes the word “holy,” as though the priests of the SSPX have been merely pretending to care about living the faith, or fulfilling their stated mission to “restore all things in Christ.” Even if a number of members of the Society are guilty of criminal abuse or neglect, they claim nearly 700 priests around the world and many thousands of adherents. As if that all weren’t exhausting enough, we came into this year on the tail end of a synod that featured idolatry, near-pantheistic environmentalism, and a serious debate over the prospect of doing away with clerical celibacy and adding women to Holy Orders. SSPX Priest Father Kevin Robinson Sues NJ Governor Phil Murphy to Hold Mass Catholic priest Father Kevin Robinson has sued NJ governor Phil Murphy alleging that executive order 107, invoked to fight the Coronavirus Pandemic, is infringing on his 1st and 14th amendment rights. And although many Catholics will hold off on receiving such vaccines, or avoid taking them altogether, there are some (I think here of doctors, nurses, and other health care workers in particular) who will likely be required to take a vaccine as a condition of continued employment. When it comes to the Society, I’m not a partisan. Some of these cases are decades old, occurring before a time when a number of the SSPX’s districts, including the U.S. District, had the infrastructure in place to readily record, investigate, and report accusations promptly. The Society makes clear that synthetic vaccines developed without fetal cells should be seen as non-problematic; but that fetal cell derived vaccines can, under certain circumstances, be used, but not licitly manufactured: This seems to be a contradictory statement – however, the Church realizes that if there are no other treatments available for a widespread public health issue, other than those developed from aborted cells, the participation of the recipient in this sin is material, not formal. The cells used by most of the companies now trying to find a Covid-19 treatment, called the 293T line, were derived from the kidney tissue of a fetus aborted in the 1970s. And the questions raised demand answers. The Society of St Pius X is not another Church or Ecclesial Community in the sense that this Dicastery uses those terms. Yet she made reference to “SSPX-zealots” in social media posts — where she is known for her combative style — and accused people questioning the tabloid-style approach to the issue of being “pedo-enablers.”. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Crisis Magazine, EWTN, Huffington Post Live, The Fox News Channel, Foreign Policy, and the … How many of them were Catholics who died without receiving last rites or so much as a deathbed confession, all on the orders of their bishop, whose chief job it is to be a shepherd to souls? He always lets out some unflattering information about himself, like Martin Luther used to say, "the happy ass makes the loudest farts.") A blog about politics, Roman Catholicism, La Salette prophecy and the Divinely Ordained Authority of the Holy Roman Emperor Steve Skojec serves as the Director of Community Relations for a professional association. Archbishop Viganò: An Open Letter Warning President Trump As The Election Approaches. They’re constantly looking for anything they can to use against him. In fact, if there are no other alternatives, participation in this vaccine or treatment could even be seen as necessary: …so that where there is no alternative to such vaccines, and where the health of children or of the community at large requires it, it is not only permissible to use such vaccines for which there is no alternative, but sometimes even obligatory. SSPX: Cardinal Burke Distances Himself From Steve Bannon After Donald Trump’s former strategic advisor received and congratulated the author of the book In the Closet of the Vatican [Sodoma] —a polemic on the issue of homosexuality in the Vatican—Cardinal Raymond Burke is putting some distance between himself and Steve Bannon. They appeared to really believe, and actually acted like true Christians — they were charitable even though they were serious about the Faith. For almost two weeks, a battle raged online among various partisans in an age-old debate about the status and theological positions of the Society of St. Pius X. It has all the intellectual weight of being composed by a bright high school student.”, “Wait until you see what else we have coming out soon. Steve Skojec is a storyteller, writer, blogger, photographer, designer, and sci-fi fan. Skojec has some of the earmarks of a cult leader and he's an angry drunk. Terminally-Ill Priest Warns: COVID Is Being Used by the Enemy to Drag Souls to Hell; We Must Fight! He is revealing hearts and minds and giving us cause to stop clinging to other creatures and even some of our normal spiritual consolations and turn instead to completely to Him. I went to school with Skojec he wasn’t cool then and certainly is not now in the REAL Catholic world. There’s too much fighting and tribalism. Steve Skojec, 1P5’s founder and editor, regularly brings up their past run-in when criticizing CM on Twitter. I’m not sure everyone at her organization agrees. I was drawn to the Legionaries of Christ as a teenager for a similar reason to why I was later drawn to tradition: I was tired of status quo Catholicism. Or, are you too holy for that?”. Real good and true evil were co-existing in the same space. There’s no way to know, from where I sit, how many of them were in active ministry and how many were retired, but you can bet it’s a mix of both. © 2020 OnePeterFive, Inc. All rights reserved. In the interim, unfortunately, it seems that the Voris-led Church Militant is far from satisfied with the response thus far. Church Militant issued an explosive report, detailing a number of allegations concerning sexual abuse and cover-up within the Society over the years. I asked that question to Christine Niles. ]”, The author of the report, Christine Niles, claimed in a social media post related to her report that she had “no hostility” to the Society. It carries the tenor of a kind of vigilantism. There is a prevailing myth that traditional Catholicism has been largely untouched by sexual abuse because it’s true Catholicism. Much of the 1P5 audience, I suspect is quite wary of taking any of the proposed COVID vaccines. Moreover, we find, in such a case, a proportional reason, in order to accept the use of these vaccines in the presence of the danger of favouring the spread of the pathological agent, due to the lack of vaccination of children. From Amoris Laetitia to Abu Dhabi to the attempt to change the teaching on the death penalty (with all the attendant ramifications), the issues are numerous and very serious. LOOK AT WHO IS MARRIED TO WHOM 3 years ago Clerical Whispers. There are any number of pragmatic concerns, not least of which are the potential side effects of any vaccine that is rushed to market. He lives in Arizona with his wife Jamie and six of their seven children. I have neither the training nor the temperament for investigative journalism. Rebuilding Catholic Culture. It breaks my heart that those who are in power to do something about this are choosing not to, but you would be very wrong to think that this is the reflection of all SSPX priests. 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